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Charlie Rauh

Guitarist Charlie Rauh has been awarded grants from such organizations as Meet The Composer, The Fractured Atlas Group, The Untitled Artists Group, The Herndon Arts Council, The Queens Arts Council, and The International Studios at Denkalschmeide Hofgen. Master improviser Connie Crothers notes Rauh as "a true musician with an originality that is deeply personal", while virtuoso composer/pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn describes his creative approach as "a rare combination of discipline, attention to detail, and impeccable taste." In collaboration with choreographer Megan Harrold he has served as composer in residence at The Klaustrid Foundation- Iceland (Sept. 2010), The Chen Dance Center-NYC (Oct./Nov. 2011), and Le Feuil-France (Aug./Sept. 2012). Rauh has worked with such artists as Ingrid Laubrock, Abigail Breslin, Michael Hafftka, Noël Akchoté, and Cornelius Eady - His compositions have been featured on NPR's Live in Studio C program and WUSB's Jazz On The Air program as well as in venues such as Merce Cunningham Studio, The Kitchen, Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center, The Chocolate Factory, The Stone, The Rubin Art Museum, and Bohemian National Hall. His debut solo release, Innocent Speller, is currently available on Composers Concordance Records/Naxos.


Le Feuil Composer Residency (Velay, France) - 8/14 Queens Council on the Arts Peer Leadership Circle Artist w/Megan Harrold (NYC) - 2012-2013 Le Feuil Composer Residency (Velay, France) - 8-9/12 Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theater Composer Residency (NYC) 4-5/12 International Studios at Denkalschmiede Hofgen Grant - 4/12 Queens Council of the Arts/NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Greater New York Arts Development Fund Grant - 11/11 Newsteps Series Composer Residency at Chen Dance Center (NYC) 11-12/11 Meet The Composer/MetLife Grant - 10/10 Fractured Atlas Group Grant - 10/10 Klaustrid Foundation Composer Residency (Skriduklaustur, Iceland) - 9/10 Untitled Artists Group Grant - 3/10 Shenandoah University Instrument Conservatory Award - 5/04 Shenandoah University Instrument Conservatory Award - 5/03 Herndon Arts Council Keeping The Arts Alive Grant - 5/02


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" There is an introspective element that sets the music apart, with spacious sound-staging focusing on the crystalline guitar sound. The atmospheric mood sustains us throughout. There is beauty here, great beauty." Grego Applegate Edwards(Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog)

" I do not know if it’s meaning should be grasped; if it is not better to listen to the harmonious orbit of the guitar with the ears of an innocent life. I do know that making this record was a beautiful thing to do, and in having done so the listener is reminded that loss itself is not senseless, it is our attempting to deny it’s inevitability that makes it so." - Valerie Kuehne (TheSuperCoda music Blog)

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Local Folklore

Destiny Records



Destiny Records



Destiny Records



Destiny Records


Innocent Speller

Composers Concordance Records


Greenwood Waltz

From: Local Folklore
By Charlie Rauh


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